Hi there. My name is Peter_

I’m a startup enthusiast passionate about people, product, and philanthropy.

I currently manage the Cornell University eLab accelerator and previously founded Life Changing Labs which is a summer incubator and mentorship network for Cornell entrepreneurs. I also work at Entrepreneurship at Cornell where I focus on Marketing and Growth.

My first venture was a philanthropic apparel brand, Life Changing Apparel, which established its own non-profit arm, Life Changing Foundation, in Haiti.

I’ve been involved with a number of startups as co-founder, operator, or primary advisor, and mentored hundreds of students over the past few years. To date, these early stage ventures have collectively raised millions in financing and reached well over a million dollars run rate. The companies are working with some of the biggest publishers, supporting top universities as clients, shipping orders to customers in over 370 cities in 40+ countries, seeking to provide 100x faster Internet with dependable customer service, and more.

I’m grateful to everyone who has supported me throughout the way and look forward to the big things that lie ahead on this unpredictable, but fulfilling, journey.

product | user experience | strategy | marketing |
recruitment & team building | branding | ideation |
identifying opportunities

I’m always open to connecting with other determined individuals – especially those who love creating and developing things from scratch, making big visions come to life.

peter (at) cortle.com